the investigation before we can determine whether there is merit to the allegations. >> abc news has recorded deputy attorney general rosenstein has started discussing whether to recuse himself. do you think he should recuse himself given his role in justifying james comey's firing? >> i think we ought to let bob mueller develop some of the evidence and determine what he needs to investigate. if he believes he needs to look into the circumstances in which rod rosenstein wrote the memo. if bob mueller were co-conclude that there is evidence that rod rosen steen knew that the memo he was working on was a pretext to fire comey for completely different reasons. that the president was going to fire comey to inhibit or instruct the russia investigation. i'm not saying this is the case. i can't say what mueller may or may not be investigating. if he should conclude that rod rosen steen's conduct is culpable in some way, he can't report to him. >> and you have asked for tapes. if tapes exist from the white house, we should know soon. president trump said we'll know soon whether tapes exist.
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